consent judgment

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A consent judgment (also known as a consent decree or a consent order) is a judgment made by a judge with the consent of all the parties. It is not strictly a judgment, but rather a settlement agreement approved by the court. The settlement is submitted to the court in writing after the parties have reached an agreement, and once approved by the judge, the agreement is binding and enforceable on both parties. A consent judgment is not appealable, except that it can be set aside by the court for fraud on the part of one party, or for error on the part of both parties.

[Last updated in August of 2022 by the Wex Definitions Team